MongoDB Atlas Review

You can start quickly on projects which allow you to store many things

What is our primary use case?

Any business types where we need instructional data.

How has it helped my organization?

In a previous company where I worked, we were able to use MongoDB as a pure data storage using the block storage mechanism for our clients.

What is most valuable?

You can start quickly on projects which allow you to store many things.

What needs improvement?

I would like a more comprehensive dashboard. The UI can be difficult to understand.

Going forward, we would like to have pure AWS Cloud (native) storage instead regular storage on the AWS integration side.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good.

In my previous company, we had a lot of data coming in every day, and the product remained stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have been able to scale from gigabytes to terabytes easily.

How is customer service and technical support?

I have never used technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The integration and configuration of MongoDB in the AWS environment is quite good.

What was our ROI?

In my previous company, the product allowed use to build a database in a highly regulated environment with the ability to get distributed storage. We used MongoDB as a distributed storage to set up this environment for a critical business application with millions of dollars.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My advice is make developers understand NoSQL databases. For people coming from the SQL world, this is a new way to develop applications and that is the point to focus on. In the NoSQL world, MongoDB is a product that has a good awareness and has proven to be very good.

Our clients also evaluate Cassandra or other key value storage vendors. Its depends on what they want to do exactly. MongoDB is somewhere in the middle between pure key value and something like Cassandra, which is designed for bigger deployments.

MongoDB is fortunately well known now in the development community and has a good framework for languages, which is why our clients chose the product.

What other advice do I have?

We are always integrating this product with our business applications because it is a database. Without our applications, the product doesn't make sense. The integration is quite straightforward, because of the consistences within MongoDB, you can find where to connect it.

I have used both the AWS and the on-premise versions. The AWS integration allows you to go faster in terms of deployment and the tooling in the cloud also allows you to go faster.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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